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Winter brings on colder weather, and in this environment, we can start to see reduction of circulation to our extremities. Chilblains are the result of poor circulation, and can appear as redness, swollen, blistering or purple or dark red patches, often on the toes, fingers and nose. They are often extremely itchy and painful.

How do I get chilblains?

  • Poor circulation
  • Fragile skin
  • Large changes in temperature in short amount of time
  • Genetic predisposition, especially if you have had them in the past

How can we manage chilblains?

  • Do not scratch, damaging the skin can cause infection, making it take longer to heal
  • Keep warm, not just the feet, but the legs as well. Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • Avoid large temperature changes, let your body slowly warm up.
  • Exercise regularly. This will warm you up naturally, as well as giving your heart, circulation and body a work out!

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